Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 60,063 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 554 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 62,015 Hydrochlorothiazide users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 60,054 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 554 people (0.92%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||4.55%||13.64%||18.18%||9.09%||27.27%||27.27%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Hair loss||89.18%||10.82% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.24%||3.92%||11.13%||22.27%||61.44% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||57.89%||42.11%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (100 people, 18.05%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (46 people, 8.30%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (36 people, 6.50%)
- Hepatitis c (31 people, 5.60%)
- Depression (27 people, 4.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (96 people, 17.33%)
- Atenolol (80 people, 14.44%)
- Lisinopril (74 people, 13.36%)
- Lipitor (65 people, 11.73%)
- Norvasc (56 people, 10.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of LARIAM for a 68-year old woman with Malaria. The patient has Asthenia (weakness), Scar Revision (when the skin is injured from a cut or tears the body heals by forming scar tissue), Loss Of Hair
- A study of drug interactions between Lisinopril, Hydrochlorothiazide, Synthroid for a 52-year old woman with High Blood Pressure, Hypothyroidism. The patient has Night Sweats, Hot Flashes, Cough
- A study of drug interactions between Amlodipine Maleate; Benazepril Hydrochloride, HCTZ for a 41-year old man with Hypertension. The patient has Swollen Ankles And Lower Leg
- A study of side effects of Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 46-year old woman with Depression. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Unisom for a 51-year old woman with Insomnia. The patient has Aging Changes In The Face, Menstruation Irregular, Hair Loss, Presbyopia (condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close)
Recent Hydrochlorothiazide related drug comparison:
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